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gum is obtained , used to rub on scabs or on persons troubled with the cutaneous diseases called Ragét and Rodėk.

Kiamat, Arabic, the resurrection, the final dissolution of things at the end of the world. An expression indicative of matters having gone sadly wrong. Kiamat bĕrod, things are in a miserable plight. Poi kiamat, the day of judgement. (قِيَامَةٌ Qiâmat.)

Kiara, Ficus Procera, a large and spreading variety of the fig tribe. There are several varieties of Kiara, which is used a generic name. Kiara Payung, Umbrella kiara. Ficus terminalis. The Ficus Procera is more definitely called Kiara lawang, the door way kiara, from the stem, near the root dividing and forming a kind of porticoes.

Ki-asahan, Tetracera Dichotoma, a liane much used for tying fences &c.

Kiblat, arabic, the quarter towards which Mohammedans, of all countries, turn the face in prayer, which must be towards Mecca, (قِبْلَةٌ Qiblat.)

Kiboma, name of a tree, otherwise called Pĕutag, Pingko, Kadĕpėr. Helittophyllum Javanicum.

Kicha-ang, name of a tree called Cha-ang , clear, clean, from the leaves being beaten up in water, when they form a white lather which is used for cleaning the head.

Kichĕp, a twinkle of the eye. Sa kichĕp, a moment, a twinkling. (See Kĕchap.)

Kidang, name of a constellation of three very bright stars; the Belt of Orion. The word in Malay means a small variety of deer. Cermis muntjak, which is called in Sunda minchĕk, so that the Sunda people have very likely borrowed the designation of the constellation from the Malays. The position in the heavens of this Kidang constellation regulates the time for cutting forest for yearly paddy clearings.

Kidul, South; Laut kidul, the South sea.

Kidung, a prayer to ward off evil; such prayer brings misfortune upon the thief or the person evil disposed. The prayer is one of Mohammedan tendency, and not Bhuddistical. (67).[1]

Ki-ĕndog, name of a large tree. Xanthophvllum excelsum.

Ki-haji, name of a forest tree, with good timber. Dysoxylum Macrocarpum.

Ki-hiang, name of a jungle tree, Adenanthera falcata, or Inga Kihiang; it is called Kihiang from Ngahiang, to disappear, to vanish, as now and then all the leaves drop) off.

  1. On Bali the popular poetry is called Kidung, in contradistinction to the more honoured Kawi (kakawin); this shows that it is not originally Mohammedan, but existed already in Hindu times. The poor Javanese of the present day want to show themselves good Mohammedans, by referring their old property to the wholesome (!) introduction of the Islam. Bali alone and the inscriptions of Java give the measure of what originally belongs to the Archipel, and what has been introduced by the apostles of the Islam. The influence of the last has not gone till to the groundwork of religion, institutions and customs of Java. Fr.